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hello, i'm christian fraser, this is outside source. repealing and replacing obamacare was one of donald trump's key campaign promises — but it's become clear the partyjust doesn't have the votes to pass a replacement health care plan. iam bro i am bro disappointed because even asa i am bro disappointed because even as a civilian with seven years i have been hearing about health care and about repeal and replace and obama care is a total disaster. a report claims hundreds of choir boys were abused at a roman catholic church in germany — but the alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed. this north korean defector escaped pyongyang three years ago — but now she has vanished, and some are claiming this is her in a north korean propaganda video. we have a special report from a giant satellite
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array in south africa — its makers claim it will be able to see three quarters of the way across the universe. and if you want to get in touch... hello, welcome to outside source. donald trump is in full damage—control mode. it has become clear in the past 2a hours that despite seven years of republican promises to repeal obamacare, there are deep divisions in the senate — theyjust don't have the votes. repeal and replace has become wait and see. iam i am disappointed because for so many years i have been hearing repeal and replace, iam many years i have been hearing repeal and replace, i am sitting many years i have been hearing repeal and replace, iam sitting in the oval office next door, pen in hand is waiting to sign something andi hand is waiting to sign something and i will be waiting and eventually
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we'll get something done and it will be very good but obama care is a big failure and it has to be changed. we have to go to a plan that works and are much less expensive plan, a plan in terms of premiums and something will happen and it will be very good. it may not be as quick as we hoped but it will happen. compare that to this quote from donald trump in the weeks just before he took office. he said, referring to obama ca re office. he said, referring to obama care it will be repealed and replaced simultaneously on the same day or the same week. but probably the same day, could even be the same hour. the latest republicans who have gone against the plan are my glee from utah and another from kentucky to say it does not do enough to lower premiums for middle—class families. to remind you, obama care requires all americans to have health insurance, it offers subsidies to make it more
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affordable so 20 million people have gained health care coverage since it was signed into law in 2010 but it is pushed up prices. 25 per cent increase in average premiums in 2017. let's get the view from washington. you can sense the disappointment in the presidents of voice. yeah, she is very frustrated, as all republicans are right now, this is an issue they campaigned on that was near and dear to their heart has seven years, they used it and rode it to electoral victory time and time again in mid—term elections, it helped them take control of congress and helped donald trump win the presidency so with all the levers of power in their hands ready to finally repeal and replace obama care and it came up and replace obama care and it came up they could not agree on what to do so they have no one to blame but themselves despite what donald trump says about the democrats and the reality is they do not have a many
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options left. some criticism has been about the president not engaged enoughin been about the president not engaged enough in the process in congress because i want to show these tweets. but this is in tune with the video we showed you... this is the point, he seems to say let's get rid of it and see what happens now we're saying we probably cannot do that is that because the insurance industry weighed in? well, yeah, the insurance industry was definitely opposed to these changes, none would barack obama opposed to these changes, none would ba rack obama past opposed to these changes, none would barack obama past health care reform in 2009, barack obama was on the stump meeting with key providers,
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hospitals and insurance companies health care providers, everyone trying to get them on board, get them to sign of the legislation because it is hard, you have to have a big tent to get this. they're talking about a straight up repeal vote which is out of the window, there are enough senators opposed that it may never reach the floor of the house, donald trump new position is to wash his hands of this, walk away and hope the whole system colla pses away and hope the whole system collapses and the democrats come back begging for help. the problem is this is on donald trump is sold responsibility and him saying he will let the system collapse and shrug, not many americans will be crazy about the idea of him abandoning that and their insurance problems just abandoning that and their insurance problemsjust get a abandoning that and their insurance problems just get a political goal. one man who can wash his hands and walk away is mitch mcconnell, the senate leader, let's have a quick look at what he had to say. this is
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him in the senate earlier. look at what he had to say. this is him in the senate earlierlj look at what he had to say. this is him in the senate earlier. i regret the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failures of obama care will not be successful. that doesn't mean we should give up. we will now try a different way to bring the american people believe from obama care, we owe them at least that much. in the coming days the senate will take up and vote on a repeal of obama care combined with a stable, two—year transition period. obama care combined with a stable, two-year transition period. what about the democrats, what do they make of it? their lead in the senate gave this message to republicans. they can follow the president and a path that will lead to higher premiums, less care and millions of americans losing coverage, they can join president trump in trying to sabotage the system and hurt millions of innocent americans to try and make a political point that has failed all ready. or, they can
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start today working with democrats, we can work together to lower premiums, we can work together to stabilise the markets, we can work together to improve the quality of health care. the point is listening to him there, he says we can work with you if you're prepared to meet us with you if you're prepared to meet us halfway but the problem for republicans has been they have been home to their own districts during the 4th home to their own districts during the 11th ofjuly holidays, they got it in the neck a little bit and some of them do not feel they can pass something which will take medicare away from the poorest. right, that is the case. part of the brilliance of what the democrats did in 2009 was to tie these reforms to expanded coverage of medicare giving more people insurance, more than 20 million people getting new insurance, that is hard to take away, it is why republicans fought tooth and nail to keep the medicaid
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expansion from happening in their own states and if you look at the state that expanded medicaid they squawk stashed swallowed the hook of obama care and it has become painful for them to claw any back because then they are physically harming their own constituents and taking their own constituents and taking their insurance away and that is the kind of thing people vote on when they are sitting looking at the members of congress, did they did they not act in their best interests. when she gives support, harder to take it away. the democrats say... this is from donald trump in the last hour or so saying maybe we can go around the democrats. that confused me because i thought we were always talking about the republicans in danger losing tee—macro votes, i thought it was a simple majority. the senate rules are complicated and there
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things they can do that only require 50 votes and basically what they we re 50 votes and basically what they were trying to do was affect the stuff on obama care which takes a simple majority, there are other things that require a super majority, 60 votes such as allowing insurance plans to be sold across borders or ramping up health care savings accounts we can put away money tax—free, those ideas the conservatives really like and would wa nt conservatives really like and would want a fashion that into some sort of comprehensive insurance reform package, they do not have the votes to do it so they were focusing on what they could do but that has led to these calls about how it is a watered—down version of obama care, donald trump wants to change the rules but once you change one thing, democrats take power they could have universal health care with a simple majority vote, normally republicans would vote for that. we are up—to—date. thank you very much. six months in the president still needs the big win. we are going to turn to germany— where an investigation has revealed that at least 5117 boys were abused
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over 60 years while they were members of a world—famous catholic choir school. the church is accused of maintaining a culture of silence that stretched all the way back to the 19a0's. 49 members of the church have been identified as carrying out the abuse. and during most of that time the choir was run by this man georg ratzinger , he denies any knowledge. he's the elder brother of pope benedict — the previous pope. the lawyer in charge of the report maintains georg ratzinger must be "blamed for looking the other way and failing to intervene". here's one of the victims. translation: these are not 5117 cases where an individual was affected once, rather an ongoing practice over decades,
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547 an ongoing practice over decades, 5117 children were tormented, abused, mistreated and socially harmed. they are severely traumatised to this very day, this upsets me, i thought i had got over it after 17 years of battling but this greatly upsets me today. earlier i spoke to martin gak who's the religious correspondent at belrin broadcaster deutsche welle. you can hear the frustration and this is a hard day for the victims in the view no one will ever be prosecuted or brought to book. yeah, thatis prosecuted or brought to book. yeah, that is correct. the question remains still want to be decided by germanjustice so remains still want to be decided by german justice so the severity of the crimes were essentially determine whether any of these things will be prosecuted, some of the crimes were committed 20 years ago so quite recent and many perpetrators are still alive but we
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are talking large number of people. over a0 people implicated in this, but obviously the focus will fall on george ratzinger, a seniorfigure within the school, what we think he knew? he admitted to knowing there was physical abuse, he was not entirely forthcoming how much he knew, he admitted to having slaps stu d e nts knew, he admitted to having slaps students but this admission was quite unclear and then both he and another cardinal who was sacked from the congregation both of these people had extremely close relations to the previous pope said the fact is that if there is no evidence to
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directly implicate the previous pope, most certainly there is something, it is a ball that bounced as close to the very top of the former vatican. i was based on roman pope benedict was there, he struggled with many of the allegations coming in from around the world when he came to child abuse and paedophile priests, but this is much closer to home, do we know whether he knew about the abuse at the school? we don't. we do not have any direct evidence that he knew but what we do know is the relation between ratzinger and the choir director and the pope was extremely close and they have been confidence and exchanging both correspondence and been in close contact many years. pope benedict actually as he was himself at the top of the congregation, essentially
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directing theology for the entire church, he threatened priests that would turn evidence to lotion —— with excommunication. it is a group that it with excommunication. it is a group thatitis with excommunication. it is a group that it is problematic in terms of church politics and at least it has not helped this shadow of a cover—up. not helped this shadow of a cover-up. what about the victims come over 500, does this in any way bring closure, is there any redress at all the catholic church might provide? right, the church has said they will offer redress up to 20,000 eu i’oss they will offer redress up to 20,000 euross and this is something that of course is to some degree for public consumption, it is not clear given the stories that are on the table,
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there is a broader question which is there is a broader question which is the one about sexual and children abused across churches around the world. ina abused across churches around the world. in a way, this pushes onto this church and the pope the question of what kind of political will he has to clarify not only this case but other cases going around. good to get your perspective, thank you for being with us. stay with us on outside source — still to come. exploring outer space from the ground in south africa — we'll visit the giant telescopes searching black holes 200 million light years away. flash flooding has hit the south—west of the uk — in cornwall. the coastguard has airlifted two people to safety in the village of coverack, which has been particularly badly affected.
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four people still remain in the property and are awaiting rescue , our correspondentjon kay gave us this update from just outside the village. it all started at lunchtime, early afternoon the beginnings of the storm, some rainfall, some hail, big heavy hailstones and then it didn't stop several hours. thunderstorms, lightning cascading water and then the dramatic images bbc news viewers have sent in to us today. one local doctor said he has lived here for more than 50 years and never seen anything like has today but it is 50 times stronger, the water and that isa times stronger, the water and that is a coastguard helicopter circling looking out to who they might be able to help. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
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our lead story is... donald trump promised to repeal and replace obamacare — but despite the republicans controlling both houses of congress, they haven't got the numbers to pass their health care bill. in south africa, the world's most powerful telescope is up and running — or at least one part of it is. 16 giant radio dishes which will be integrated into a much wider network of receivers are already giving scientists a view of the universe, they have never seen before. this is one of the first images showing a galaxy 200m light years away. the first dishes that went online are all part of the meerkat radio telescope, this is where it is down here in the depths of south africa and andrew harding has been to see it. in the emptiest corner of south
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africa, some of the most sensitive technology on the planet. the meerkat array radio telescopes. near completion now and body probing the far reaches of the universe. these receivers are so far reaches of the universe. these receivers are so delicate any electronic interference could destroy them, the dishes could pick up destroy them, the dishes could pick upa destroy them, the dishes could pick up a mobile phone signal onjupiter. what you have here basically are incredibly sophisticated buckets, designed to catch radio waves that travel the simile billions of years across the universe that they contained within them secrets about what was going on not long after the big bang and the more buckets you have, the more widely spread they are the clearer the picture. at the hq in cape town, the biggest challenge right now is to work out how to cope with the impending
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tsunami of intergalactic data. who knows who we might find, another planet with lice? there were collea g u es planet with lice? there were colleagues in other parts of the world who would say focus on your poverty problems, what are you doing with this but we said this is a part of the answer. you cannot neglect science. among the first in the queue to use the radio telescopes are astronomers searching for alien life, convinced this network could be their best chance yet. think of los angeles you think of red—carpet some parties but the number of homeless has risen by 22% in the past year. a staggering increase being blamed on high rents and a lack of affordable homes. hollywood is particularly badly hit. the land of make—believe, hollywood
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boulevard home to the oscars and the tourism mecca. it is also an epicentre for the homeless where the haves and have—nots converge. epicentre for the homeless where the haves and have-nots converge. you get off the freeway and see tents along the edge, it is really disheartening, my kids are afraid to come down on the off chance someone will come up to us. many of the hollywood homeless came here in search of fame and fortune. but they end up on the streets because the cost of living just existing in los angeles is sky—high. affordable housing even for those in work is scarce. this is an increasingly common scene, a makeshift encampment right next to a recreation centre and we are in the heart of hollywood. it is a far cry from the image of tinseltown. across la county, 58,000 people are homeless, 13,000 more than last year. it is a
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problem that extends far beyond hollywood and its aspiring stars. kitty and her daughter thought they could build a better life here. but it has not worked out. we originally came from north—east nevada but from there we went to idaho, lost our jobs and went down to arizona with family but could find a job there and became homeless and then came out here to start over. we are going to try and engage. there is help on offer, outreach workers from the city funded la homeless services authority tour the streets every day. they hand out water and bla nkets day. they hand out water and blankets and provide information about medical facilities. in march residents of la county voted for a tax increase to fund rent subsidies and services for the homeless, $3.5 billion over ten years. at the same
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time we have the population rising dramatically, the voters recognise and give us resources to attack it. that is where the optimism comes from. optimism to a point but lala land looks different from the inside. you would not expect people on every corner, clothes everywhere, trash, yeah, people come here to make their dreams come true, they do not do that so much any more. the underbelly of the city in dire need ofa underbelly of the city in dire need of a reality check. in the us the bank reporting season rolls on. today it's the turn of goldmann sachs and bank of america. michelle fleury is in new york for us. what the results tell us? goldman
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sachs was considered the unbeatable firm often the guys that work there we re firm often the guys that work there were referred to as the smartest in the room but based on its latest results, it was more than disappointing, for 2% decline in its fixed income trading business, its bond business, this is something that for a long time has been its point of pride but now of course it has disappointed all across—the—board it has disappointed all across—the—boa rd it has has disappointed all across—the—board it has suffered, commodities trading was also down, the company had to apologise to investors saying they were doing more to see what they could to get back on track and all eyes will now be on morgan stanley because it is the arch rival in that business and reports results on wednesday. we can look backwards of course, jp morgan and wells fargo were out last week, what does this tell us about the us economy? well, it is interesting when you look back to the election of donald trump between the election
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and the inauguration bank stocks we re and the inauguration bank stocks were amongst the biggest beneficiaries, their share prices rose a huge amount, that has continued ever since, the administration came to power because of the assumption of the deregulation people expected. now people are looking at these results and learning more and they are discovering that there is a couple of things going on, one in the case of things going on, one in the case of wells fargo and bank of america that customers are opening more bank accou nts that customers are opening more bank accounts and people are starting to see that, in the case of bank of america rises in interest rates in america rises in interest rates in america are not necessarily as yet been passed onto consumers which is helping the bottom line of big firms that of america. ok, thank you. the uk's advertising watchdog says it will crack down on adverts that peddle stereotypical gender roles. ella smilie wrote the report for the advertising standards authority — here's what she told the bbc earlier. what the report tells us is that
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there are certain kinds of gender stereotypes which when repeatedly detected over time have the potential to affect people's assumptions of expectations about how they should behave or look according to their gender. so what you're looking at is though specific types of gender stereotypes that we have identified in the report, we will look to draft new standards to prevent those stereotypes were appearing in ads in the future. this is part of a developing picture why we have seen advertisers doing the research themselves and deciding to challenge gender stereotypes in the ads and what our report does is enables us to drill down into the stereotypes that might be harmful so we can ensure the regulatory framework is appropriate and within that creativity can flourish. stay with us on outside source, we will talk about corruption at the top level of spanish football. we will be checking out the
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conditions across north america and into continental europe and a second but first i want to take you back towards south asia because there is many a story to be told about the weather at the moment. it would look first up is that the monsoon is pretty sta nda rd first up is that the monsoon is pretty standard fare but when you come down to the regional level you'll notice the disparity on offer, some areas 10% below what we expect other areas 25% above. and yet that pattern looks fairly familiarand it yet that pattern looks fairly familiar and it looks about right, we have the western arm of bringing the raid into western states of india, easterly arm driving rain and extraordinary amounts of rain into my unmarked and the north—eastern states of india. the regional level, this is where those patterns begin to break down, the north of pakistan injune so average rainfall
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south—west desperate short and recently extraordinary amounts of rain in gujarat and the mumbai area, some flooding here. further south a mixed message from sri lanka back in may a lot of rain fell into the south—western quarter, 600,000 people affected by flooding and all the while there was a 10—year drought across the north, drought strokes the land across the south—eastern quarter of india including chennai and further north along the monsoon troth, low pressure is ramped up the rain and it has been a very wet season in dean for parts of bangladesh, lightning here and a number of fatalities and the rivers in central northern india are operating dangerously close to their flood levels. we a re dangerously close to their flood levels. we are also concerned by the end of the week about this area of cloud and rain as part of a front which could give some flooding rains into the far north—east of china and
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eventually that could push across the border into north korea. we are keeping a close eye on that developing situation. if you know anybody on holiday in the orlando area they saw more than enough rain, it looks a little bit dry across eastern states but concerns about the intensity of thunderstorms that may break out across the northern plains and close by to the lakes will be around through wednesday and into the rest of the week. thunderstorms aplenty across greece and also into the north—western quarter of turkey. then it turned dry and fine, there has been some warmth across the west but into that mix we have put moisture as well and you may all ready have had some thunderstorms across the southern parts of the british isles, they will become a good do more prevalent as we get through the day on wednesday. if you want the details on that, rich has it for you a few minutes. hello, i'm christian fraser,
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this is outside source. they control both houses of congress and the white house, yet still republicans can't find agreement on how to replace obamacare. i am very disappointed, because again, even as a civilian, the seven years, i've been hearing about health care. and i've been hearing about repeal and replace. and obamacare is a total disaster. six decades of violence and sexual abuse at a choir school in germany. the choir master accused of looking the other way, was the elder brother of pope benedict. the critically endangered madagascan lemur is under threat, from illegal sapphire mining. this is the biggest rush in madagascar for this is the biggest rush in madagascarfor more this is the biggest rush in madagascar for more than 20 years, tens of thousands of people have
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